Tag Archives: Gold Medal Pathway

Lessons from the snow: objective review

It may be one of the most misunderstood concepts in sport. Gap analysis is a critical tool to deeply evaluate and improve performance. It’s the final wrap-up of each competitive season and the starting point of a new one. The … Continue reading

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Courageous, but not so unusual anymore

(Updated Apr. 20) In early January, The Denver Post profiled US Ski Team athlete Hig Roberts after his World Cup debut in Soelden, Austria. It was a pretty typical move into the big leagues. Hig earned four starts and didn’t … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Tough sport, tougher athletes

It was the final day: slalom events for both men and ladies and the race to the wire for the Marc Hodler Trophy to crown the leading junior ski nation for 2016. If only the weather forecast could have given … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: 15 Gates to Glory

We’re an outdoor sport, so adapting to the weather is a constant. Today was no exception. The day dawned to pouring rain, but the forecast was actually promising – with sun predicted for 9:00am. So the planned program to run … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Sochi Legacy

We’ve hit the mid-point of the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, switching from the speed events to tech. The ladies Giant Slalom events were held in the continuing warm spring-like conditions, but the race committee worked hard to … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Silver!

Day 3 dawned with clear skies again and hard early morning snow, but the impact of the sun on the “Russian Trampolone” section meant early start numbers ruled the day. In last nights’ team captains meeting, Mens coach Johnny Kucera saw … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Defining excellence

After a brilliant opening to the 2016 World Juniors, day 2 dawned to the forecast rain and fog. The FIS Race Directors wisely spurred the men out for a very soggy inspection of the track, to permit a jam-packed program … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Bulletproof

The Western Caucasus mountains were in their glory this morning. Majestic white pinnacles against the blue cloudless sky. A great day for downhill. The clear night and spring-like conditions meant the race track was firm and fast for the opening … Continue reading

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Follow-up: The Sport and Education Pathway.

My post of August 4th resulted in feedback that prompted further reflection. It appears I was not clear about who finances an action plan for sport and education. As the purpose of my posts are to prompt discussion and reflection, … Continue reading

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